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Once your NSLU2 is flashed with the new firmware, you'll probably want to upgrade to the newer version of Busybox. Generally, this will do it:

  1. ipkg update
  2. ipkg install busybox

Once this is done, the newer busybox will be installed into /opt/bin/busybox. The problem here is that the existing busybox in /bin will be first in your PATH environment variable. In order to fix this, change the shell portion in /etc/passwd like:


and create a /etc/shells file like:

~ $ cat /etc/shells

You need the /etc/shells so that dropbear (if it's installed) allows the /opt/bin/sh as a valid shell upon login.

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Originally by dbixler.
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